If you watched X-Men: Apocalypse, it was pretty clear what the next movie would deal with–Dark Phoenix. Despite seeing the story sort of played out X-Men: The Last Stand, it was confirmed we’d be seeing it happened again. Good thing the X-Men continuity was rewritten in X-Men: Days of Future Past, right?
The latest word on the street (and internet) is the villain will be Lilandra with Jessica Chastain in talks for the role. At least the villain isn’t Magneto…again. If you’re wondering who the heck is Lilandra, here’s all you need to know. There might be some minor spoilers (from a comic published in 1980).
Lilandra isn’t really a villain. She might have declared “Phoenix must be destroyed,” but that’s only because Dark Phoenix wiped out an entire star system. It’s great to see the X-Men most likely headed out into space. This is something I suggested after X-Men: Apocalpse (written up here). With the huge catastrophic battle they just went through, fighting aliens in space seems like the next logical step to up the ante.
I just don’t think of Lilandra as a villain…